Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Australian Rocks Aroma Festival for coffee-lovers

At the end of July, one of the biggest coffee events in the world is taking place Down Under at the Rocks Aroma Festival.

The Australians love a good party and they have put on lots of events to tantalise the tastebuds of visitors to the Festival. There will be many different blends and brews to sample, stalls to meander around and some completely free entertainment to attract the attention of visitors. There will also be goodies for children to take home.

If you want to learn a little more about coffee beans and its increasingly sophisticated complexities, why not go along to the Specialty Coffee Masterclasses which are to be run by Tobys Estate – the plan is to try delicious coffees from all over the globe and learn (using similar skills to wine-tasters) about the taste, acidity and after taste of different blends.

The Festival will also have four different regions to correspond to different areas of the globe and their specific culinary sensations. For example, the Middle Eastern Oasis will have Turkish coffee, spices from the Middle East and other treats plus typical entertainment from the regions such as belly-dancing, comedians and music. The other areas are the Orient, The Continent (meaning European treats) and the Latin Quarter, each with tastes, smells and sounds from their region.

For those interested in a little light-hearted fortune-telling, there are even tea-leaf readings in Nurses Lane to give you a playful glimpse into your possible future.

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